BRIAN McDermott is prominent in the betting for West Bromwich Albion’s next manager with doubt persisting over the likelihood of him surviving the summer at Leeds United.
McDermott has emerged as a possible candidate for the vacancy at The Hawthorns after weeks of silence about his future as manager of Leeds.
The United boss has received no guarantees of support from club owner Massimo Cellino and is waiting to see if the Italian businessman will keep him at Elland Road for the start of the 2014-15 season.
McDermott, who has been in the south of England for the past week, is believed to have had virtually no contact with Cellino since the Italian flew into England from Miami ahead of the final game of the Championship term.
The ex-Reading coach attended the League Managers Association’s awards ceremony in London on Monday night but has made no comment about his job at Leeds since the club completed their recent campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Derby County on May 3.
Fifty-three-year-old McDermott is now being heavily linked with the head coach’s post at West Brom following Albion’s sacking of Pepe Mel. He has two years remaining on his contract at Leeds.